Aviation turmoil shifts attention to stalled confirmation of FAA chief

By: - January 23, 2023 5:11 pm

An American Airlines plane takes off from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on Oct. 1, 2020, in Los Angeles, California. A breakdown in the federal aviation system earlier this month threw a spotlight on the absence of a Senate-confirmed leader of the Federal Aviation Administration, prompting Majority Leader Chuck Schumer to push for the chamber to confirm President Joe Biden’s choice to lead the agency. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

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Jacob Fischler
Jacob Fischler

Jacob covers federal policy as a senior reporter for States Newsroom. Based in Oregon, he focuses on Western issues. His coverage areas include climate, energy development, public lands and infrastructure.

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